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Ireland call for Lawlor

Manchester City goalkeeper Ian Lawlor has been added to the Republic of Ireland squad for their remaining summer friendly internationals.

The 19-year-old, who played for the Under-21s in their friendly draw with the Qatar Olympic team on Saturday, has been drafted in for the games against Italy, Costa Rica and Portugal.

Manager Martin O'Neill named three keepers in his initial 32-man party, but Darren Randolph withdrew through injury and Rob Elliot, who made his senior debut in the 2-1 defeat to Turkey in Dublin on Sunday evening, will miss the Italy game because he is getting married at the weekend.

That would have left Millwall's David Forde as O'Neill's only keeper until Elliot returns for the trip to the United States next week.

Derby trio Richard Keogh, Jeff Hendrick and Conor Sammon were due to meet up with their international team-mates on Monday evening after taking part in Saturday's Sky Bet Championship play-off final against QPR.

Striker Kevin Doyle, who was a member of the victorious QPR team at Wembley, will join them on Thursday.